“You’re gonna ask someone who is ninety-five cents down on a Jimmy Buffet slot machine for cash?”
“I’m serious. He’s here.”
Bobbi’s eyes followed mine over to Timothy and his blackjack table just as he turned on his green OPEN light.
I started to head towards Timothy’s table. Bobbi stopped me.
“I have a better idea of how we can do this.”
I watched Bobbi saddle up to Timothy’s table from over the slot machines. I could tell she went right to work on him. I watched her lean over much more than necessary to pull her chips closer to her side of the table. Saw her whisper something in his ear.
Bobbi’s plan was to lure Timothy up into a room she had booked for another client she met earlier in the night. I could confront him there about everything. I wasn’t so sure Timothy would go for what I considered to be spoiled bait, but Bobbi assured me she could make it happen. She had drugs to ply him with if her body wasn’t enough.
Bobbi quickly walked away from the table. I followed her over to by the bathrooms where she said to meet if things were going well.
“Go up to the room. 323,” Bobbi said and handed me a key. “We’ll be up there in a minute.”
I cranked the AC in the room, but it just wouldn’t seem to chill. I sat in my chair staring out the window and listening to the hallway. I couldn’t wait to hear two pairs of feet coming up the way.
I had my script all ready for what I was going to say to Timothy as soon as he walked in. I couldn’t wait to just start blurting it out. I couldn’t wait to hit dial on that number to the Las Vegas Police Department. Tell them we had the guy. I couldn’t wait to tell my mom that I wasn’t mad with PTSD. I was actually a magician.
The ding of the elevator arriving outside the door make everything suddenly become real. I heard footsteps approach and suddenly lost all my confidence.
The door opened and Bobbi ushered Timothy in. He was initially relaxed, but his eyes flew into panic as soon as he saw me.
He stared down Bobbi.
“What the fuck is this?” he asked.
I tried to launch into my glorious soliloquy, but couldn’t.